Mass Poetry is a reflection on the state of the world-s around me before COVID-19 as experienced through my senses and emotions. The music production got disrupted by the pandemic. So what you’re hearing is a draft but kinda okay, I would say. Enjoy.
19th – 21st June 2019 is going to be a time to remember in the history of global conversations on culture. More than 70 nationalities gathered in a cultural symposium, organized by the Goethe Institut, to reflect, discuss, present and experiment on the future of us in terms of culture, politics, economy, and all other aspects of life that we can imagine. Continue reading “From Weimar with a bulb”→
Abakinnye karere si ngombwa kubasobanurira icyo “kwipasa muremure” bisobanura. Abakurikira umupira bo sinabibarusha. Si no mu mupira gusa ushobora no kwipasa muremure mu buzima busanzwe. Urugero ni ukujya mu kabari ufite gahunda n’inshuti iza kukugurira ugatumiza byeri ya nshuti yawe igahura n’ikibazo ntize telephone yawe ikazima. Wenda aho wavuga ko harimo n’ubudebe. Uwabivuga nutazi icyaka icyo ari cyo uretse ko ushobora gusanga nawe ari muri ba bantu batunga imodoka igira retorovizeri igura amafaranga aruta umushahara wabo.
The hardest thing for me to swallow about the situation in #Kenya right now is to realize that the violence was expected. It was talked about. There were warnings; Signs. And now it is happening. Again. The same Us-Versus-Them rhetoric. If you knew how much Us there is in Them and how much Them there is in Us, you would know that a panga is not gonna cut it. It’s no way to settle land disputes older than your lineage’s imagination combined. Continue reading “A Thought For #Kenya”→
I sat down with Alex King twice for a few hours discussing what were my perceptions about modern Rwanda, the challenges in the creative industry and the influence of contemporary arts in our society. His piece covered a lot that was happening in Rwanda, and it seemed that I was happening too 🙂
Eric is critical of Rwanda’s neoliberal economic policy and the culture it has created, chasing big houses and SUVs. “The hypocrisy is that we’re copying a model, but we’re telling the people that everything is original,” he explains. “No, you’re copying from a model that’s failing.” He condemns the real estate speculation in Kigali, insecure contracts and young people being pushed into debt.
When I hear the word “revolutionary,” I swear I kind of panic. There’s a certain spirit that comes with it. Not long ago, I went to a function in Kigali where people were calling each other comrades. Eh! That was too intimidating for me I swear. I felt like I was in a movie set in Europe in the mid 40’s. Continue reading “On that Diaspora / Panafricanism thingy”→